trail approach to the Hanuma-La pass Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
dramatic geological strata high mountain desert trail Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
Zanskari porter on trail approach to Gongma village Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
men and ponies cross steep mountain trail Lingshed Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
trail approach to the Hanuma-La pass Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
trail approach to the Hanuma-La pass Zanskar Ladakh


A Zanskari monk with pony and companions begin the 1000m climb from a tributary of the Zanskar river to the Hanuma La (4710m) on the morning trail from Lingshed to Nyete, Zanskar.

 

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dramatic geological strata high mountain desert trail Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
dramatic geological strata high mountain desert trail Zanskar Ladakh


Villagers and ponies walk the morning trail from Lingshed to Nyete, Zanskar.
 

Zanskari porter on trail approach to Gongma village Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
Zanskari porter on trail approach to Gongma village Zanskar Ladakh


Zanskari porter walking the trail approach to the mountain village of Gongma, Zanskar.

men and ponies cross steep mountain trail Lingshed Zanskar Ladakh
       
     
men and ponies cross steep mountain trail Lingshed Zanskar Ladakh


Zanskari ponymen drive their ponies across steep terrain above a tributary of the Zanskar river outside Lingshed, on the morning trail from Lingshed to Nyete, Zanskar.